Boho and Preppy Meet

Hello Cali Fabrics readers! I am happy to be back with another guest blog post. I introduced myself in my first post featuring a denim Morris Blazer. If you you missed that post you can find it HERE. Today I am sharing a dress I made that I originally intended to be paired with that blazer. ...

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Summer Weight Wool Skirt

Have you ever sewn with summer weight wool?  This skirt was our 1st time sewing with it, and we were pleasantly surprised.   We chose to use a wine and ivory herringbone brushed wool suiting.  Summer weight wool is much lighter than regular wool.  It seems like it might have a slightly looser weave too as I ...

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Baby Bonnet

I am a sucker for all things vintage. While most people haven't considered bonnets a necessity since about 1932, I would beg to differ. As a practical garment the bonnet keeps my baby's head shaded, but unlike bulkier hats she is more likely to keep it on. Most importantly, have you seen how adorable it ...

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Brown Twill and Rayon Sateen

The Sandbridge Skirt is one of our favorite skirt patterns.  It enables us to sew many of the skirts we wear on a daily basis.  We wear both the Sandbridge Skirt in it’s original design, and we’ve hacked it into a Sandbridge maxi skirt several times. Let’s talk about this fabric for a minute.  It’s chocolate ...

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Emerald Faux Jumpsuit

Jumpsuits are all the rage, both in the stores and in the pattern books. I’ve been inspired by all the different versions out there (I love this one from Made By Laquana) but I have to admit, I’ve been reluctant to make one since I really don't want to deal with the "operational issues" that ...

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Sewing Clothes with Quilting Cottons – Part 2

I hope you got to take look at the clothes I made with quilting cottons in Part 1 of this post and learned which patterns are best to pair with them. Now let's get to my top 5 tips for sewing with quilting cottons, interspersed with pics of these two adorable sets I made for ...

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